The Government makes funding available to Primary Schools to improve PE and sport for children in Key Stages 1 and 2. The Department for Education (DfE) have outlined their vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium as :-
‘All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport’.
The funding has been provided to schools to ensure impact against the following Objective and Indicators:
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must be sustainable and leave a lasting legacy beyond the funding allocation.
It is a statutory requirement of Ofsted, under their Common Inspection Framework, to ensure that information on the use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium is available on the school website.
See below for our Sports Premium Impact review of this year (2019-2020).